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Le Salette
Valpolicella Classico DOC
Veneto

The Scamperle family has cultivated vineyards for generations. Le Salette currently consists of 49 acres in the best areas of the Valpolicella Classico. The winery is focused on sustainable agriculture – harvest is made exclusively by hand; tignola, the dangerous butterfly, is enticed with sexual traps; the weeds are removed mechanically, avoiding any use of herbicides; and the soil is enriched only with organic fertilizers.


Owner: Scamperle Family
Website: www.lesalette.it
Winemaker: Franco Scamperle
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina, Molinara

Vineyard Location: Fumane, S. Ambrogio and Negrar
Orientation: North-East
Elevation: 720-885 ft
Vines Planted: 1993-2003
Trellising: Pergola trentina, Guyot
Vines/Acre: 1,618 - 2,428
Yield/Acre: 32-40 ql
Soil: Cretaceous with good skeleton, rich in minerality

Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 65-77°F for 15-20 days using natural yeasts; malolactic fermentation in oak barrels

Aging Process
8 months in stainless steel tanks. Bottle refined for 2 months

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: Fresh, fruit nose with cherry notes
Flavor: On the palate it is fresh, juicy, with balanced acidity, soft tannins and a persistent perfumed finish
Pairings: Versatile wine that can be enjoyed throughout a meal

Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 60,000 bottles